We found 4 providers with an interest in carotid endarterectomy and who accept Medicaid near Detroit, MI.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery
University Physician Group; Harper Professional Building
Detroit, MI

Dr. Murali Guthikonda's medical specialty is neurosurgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Guthikonda's areas of expertise include disc problems, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Guthikonda attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Guthikonda (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Disc Problems, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Spine Reconstruction, Endoscopic Surgery, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4646 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. William Oppat's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. Dr. Oppat's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital, Dr. Oppat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Thoracic Problems, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI

Dr. Mohammed Jahania's specialties are cardiac surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Dr. Jahania (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jahania include cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and carotid endarterectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Garden City Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. He graduated from Sindh Medical College and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Jahania trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Thoracic Problems, Sarcoidosis, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery
4100 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. Sandeep Mittal is a Detroit, MI physician who specializes in neurosurgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Mittal is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: gamma knife radiosurgery, pituitary tumor, and cranioplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks French and Hindi. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)


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What is Carotid Endarterectomy?

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove plaque blockage from a carotid artery. The two carotid arteries lie on either side of the neck and provide blood to the brain. In patients with carotid artery disease, these important blood vessels become clogged with a waxy, fatty substance called plaque. Blood cannot flow easily, and small clots can become trapped in the narrowed artery, causing a stroke. In an endarterectomy, the artery is opened and the blockage is pulled or scraped away.

There are less invasive treatments for carotid artery disease, such as angioplasty, but endarterectomy is a reliable, safe procedure that has been used for more than fifty years. During the procedure, the surgeon identifies the blockage and opens the artery with a small incision. The artery may be clamped briefly or re-routed to prevent excessive bleeding. Once inside the artery, the thick buildup can often be removed all in one piece. The surgeon may also form a graft using a piece of blood vessel from elsewhere in the patient’s body, and use the graft to repair the artery where the blockage was removed. The artery is stitched closed, and the surgery is done. Blood can now flow freely to the brain.

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